Monday, September 19, 2016

Of Ice Machines and a Giveaway!

By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat mysteries by TerrieFarley Moran


Hello everyone, it is good to see you again. Well you may not remember what today is, after all, who would? (Cady Stanton would of course—he loves arcane facts) Today, September 19th , is the anniversary of the day that the Continental Congress passed the first budget of the soon-to-be United States. This morning when Cady started babbling about the Continental Congressional budgets, I tuned him out instantly because it reminded me of the time Bridgy and I were battling over buying a new ice machine. (You may have followed the shopping and negotiating if you hung out with us in Caught Read-Handed.)

As the keeper of the purse for the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookshop, I assured Bridgy, who, as you know, is my business partner, that I did understand we would be in massive trouble if the ice machine died completely. Fort Myers Beach is in South Florida and it does get mega hot. But I kept hoping we could stretch the life cycle of our clunky, unreliable ice machine into the next fiscal year. Bridgy was totally focused on being forced to serve tepid sweet tea, soft drinks and lemonade to our customers if the current machine went completely on the fritz.

Fortunately Miguel, the café’s primo chef, sat us down with big bowls of ice cream and we ultimately came to a settlement. By settlement, I mean Bridgy won and we purchased a brand spanking new ice machine.

If you haven’t yet followed along with the ice machine adventure, or tried to figure out who murdered a not-so-nice volunteer at the local library, here is your chance. We are giving away a copy of  Caught Read-Handed to one lucky commenter below. Just mention your favorite drink that tastes better with ice. Don’t forget to include your email addy in this format: name(AT)server(DOT) com to avoid the spam bots. Giveaway closes at midnight Wednesday, September 21st.




And here is a note from our author: FYI: On Amazon Read to Death is reduced to $6.47, and Well Read, Then Dead is reduced to $7.43. No reduction on Caught Read-Handed but I have never figured out how pricing is done so I am not surprised.

76 comments:

  1. I love cola with crushed ice! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  2. amy guillaume lindermanSeptember 19, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    i love limeade with ice

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  3. My favorite drink with crushed ice is sparkling water.elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Good morning everyone!! I'm a little spacey from spending the past week in New Orleans at Bouchercon, a fabulous mystery convention. Today I am home but feel as though I will never get my day organized. Small price to pay for hanging out with the mystery crowd. Go readers!! Go writers!!

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  5. I enjoy cranberry juice with crushed ice. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Iced tea is always good - and it should be sweetened
    before I get it.
    Looking forward to reading the book.
    thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's also "talk like a pirate" day today.
      Aaarrggghhh

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  7. I love Bailey's over crushed ice.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. I drink plain old iced water.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. I enjoy Bailey's and Amaretto over crushed ice..mbquilts4@aol.com

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  10. I drink water with crystal light citrus flavor packs

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  11. Rasberry tea. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Iced water is the best! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Iced coffee! My favorite drink with ice. Thank you for the opportunity!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  14. Sorry. I like coke or OJ over ice.
    ninaatmyhouse at yahoo dot com

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  15. Sorry. I like coke or OJ over ice.
    ninaatmyhouse at yahoo dot com

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  16. Iced Tea and crushed ice is the very best...I like it lightly sweetened and it is yum when it is fixed right...yep I am from the South...the Book sounds wonderful and I would love to read it.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  17. I like my half tea and half lemonade with crushed ice. Looking forward to reading "Caught Red Handed", this is a new series to me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I like my half tea and half lemonade with crushed ice. Looking forward to reading "Caught Red Handed", this is a new series to me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Iced tea. kristilewis.lrc@gmail.com Would love to win this giveaway!

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  20. All drinks that are suppose to be cold taste better with ice. My favorites are Dr. Pepper, Sweet Tea, and Water.
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  21. Gotta love iced tea centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  22. Well I am really not an ice fan. Comes from my German mom I think. But crushed ice does make things taste great. My favorite is a slushy though, lol. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  23. I love my Diet Coke on ice it refreshes me all the time. Love you mystery books & I would be in 7th Heaven if I had a chance to win it. Thanks for this very generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  24. My favorite drink is iced tea with lemon.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Dirty martini.... unless we're talking low octane, then it's iced tea with a little sugar. =) konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Diet Coke with lots of cubes.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  27. I love ice water in a glass of crushed ice. After all the water is gone, then I like to chew on the ice.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  28. My favorite drink is water and ice makes it much better. mjhopper(at)cox(dot)net

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  29. My favorite drink is coke with crushed ice!! Or root beer with ice!

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  30. My favorite drink is coke with crushed ice!! Or root beer with ice!

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  31. Raspberry ice tea with a slice of lime
    smm3@bex.net

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  32. Raspberry ice tea with a slice of lime
    smm3@bex.net

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  33. Love half and half over ice (lemonade/iced tea)
    Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  34. Cherry Limeade with that Sonic ice! Yum! No Sonic near where I live so when I find one its a lucky treat!

    Bec
    Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  35. Definitely lemonade. Want to start this series. It sounds fun! mcastor07@gmail.com

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  36. Unsweetened pineapple juice is just delicious when icy cold.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  37. Better with ice? I think water! Just water...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  38. I love ice in me drink mate, whatever it is.

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  39. forgot
    jluebke (At) frontier (Dot) com

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  40. Lemonade with lots of ice. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.
    babemomara@att.net

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  41. Herbal Peppermint tea no sugar just the tea with ice. It's healthy and very soothing to your system. seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  42. Iced tea with fresh lemon!vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  43. Iced tea with fresh lemon! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  44. I love crushed ice from a local hospital I worked at and we all cried when they were out of service! Ice cream beats all but I do love my sweet tea with ice. Love your books, argolk725atgmaildotcom. Have a great day.

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  45. Bottled water tastes better with ice.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. Iced Peach Tea is one of my favorites.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  47. I enjoy a nice glass of orange juice over ice. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. with ice? ice tea of course! thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  49. To me, tea is not good except when very cold with lots of ice. Also, it has to be sweet. After all, I am a Southern girl. marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Suntea is Da bomb diggity!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Durning the summer months, I adore Iced Coffee and the more ice the better! :D
    ladychrisa (at) hotmail (dot) com
    Thanks, Terri!

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  52. Ice Tea with LOTS of Ice. Sweeten of course. And sometimes a Bloody Mary. Yummy... Thats for the chance to win.
    karolyn.yoakum@gmail.com

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  53. Singapore Sling. Thanks for the chance. janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  54. Singapore Sling! janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  55. Coke. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I love Green tea with ice and orange zest!
    Carrie Digirola
    punkbunny89(AT)Gmail(DOT)com

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  57. My fav drink at home is cold water but when my husband takes me out we have to stop at Starbucks every once and awhile and I love their hot chocolate and in the pm's like they strawberry frappichino no coffee in it just good stuff. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  58. I like ice-cold Coke from the 8 oz. bottle over crushed ice! Yum! Caught Read-Handed looks really cool!
    CocoIhle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I Love iced coffee, especially if it is iced coffee with a mocha creamer!

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  60. Oh no I forgot my email address. I still love Iced Coffee with a Mocha creamer. Merry northstarvance@gmail.com

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  61. Half Strawberry Wine, Half Lemonade over ice - best wine cooler in the world! cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  62. Coke, pepsi and lemonade are all drinks that taste better with ice. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  63. I like Sweet tea with ice. Nothing better on a hot summer day. Homemade lemonade also is great cold over ice. shilohwriley@yahoo.com

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  64. Sweet tea with lemon, nothing beats that on a hot (or cold, for that matter) day!
    davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  65. Peach tea over ice zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  66. I like ice tea with ice. DALubbert (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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  67. Hi, thank you for the offer. I like fresh brewed ice tea (strong) with a lemon slice... mmmm. My email address is scoobyvicki57@gmail.com

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  68. Thanks so much to everyone for participating. The Giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified. xo Terrie

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  69. And the winner is Carol Wong. Congratulations!!

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